Taj Mahal, Agra is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This tomb is the biggest masterpiece of Mughal period built by great emperor Shah Jahan in 1648. The complete structure was inspired with the depth of the Indo-Islamic history of architectural elegance. This tomb is still famed for its glittering marble works and unbeatable architecture which is incomparable. It is an epitome of the love of Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz.
Experiencing the Taj Mahal without being dig into its history is disgustingly inappropriate and meaningless. It was the story of Mughal Shah Jahan and it was stared in 1612 when a Persian princess Arjumand Bano married Shah Jahan. Later, she was known by the name of Mumtaz. She was the strong companion of her husband and always inspired him on his tough journeys and military expeditions. Therefore, he was enthused to execute acts of contributions and generosity all throughout his life.
Shah Jahan was an ardent man with great talent and creative architecture. He was the refined Muslim ruler who was experienced in the creative art. His selection was utterly unique and tried to make a living agenda on people’s mind. He selected the site along the Yamuna River to build it from where the tomb of Agra fort would be visible easily. After his death, this fort has been modified by his son.
The tragic story begins when Mumtaz Mahal took her last breath and last wish of Mumtaz Mahal to Emperor Shah Jahan was to create this magnificent tomb. She died in 1631 at the age of 39 while delivering a 14th child. Thus, Shah Jahan was decided to give it into a unique shape. This biggest monument took 22 years to be completed with the support of a workforce of 20,000 workers and architects. The famous architect was Mohammed Hanif and Ustad Isa, a Persian. The total inlaid material for its construction was brought from Delhi. Additionally, Corals were brought from Arabia and garnets from the Bundelkhand region. In it, the most gorgeous palace was assigned to Queen Mumtaz that was embellished with precious stones to crown the queen of the palace.
The total amount incurred to construct this monument is 32 million which was accounted from the Mughal treasury. An epitome of love and respect, the Taj Mahal is the prominent site of world heritage UNESCO site that has become the major tourist attraction of the world.